New Miami FC signing and Hollywood, Fla. native Brian Sylvestre brings experience from across the North American soccer spectrum, most recently featuring for USL League One's Forward Madison FC. | Photo courtesy Forward Madison FC
MIAMI – The Miami FC announced on Thursday it had acquired goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre from USL League One side Forward Madison FC ahead of its inaugural 2020 USL Championship Season. Per club policy, details of the transfer and further contract details were not disclosed.
Born in Hollywood, Florida, Sylvestre spent the 2019 season with Madison, where he allowed just three goals in its last eight league matches. Along with several standout regular season performances, the goalkeeper helped lead FMFC to the League One Playoffs in its inaugural season.
“Brian is another great addition to Miami FC," said Miami FC head coach Nelson Vargas. “He has MLS and USL experience which is always a plus. He solidifies an already very good core of goalkeepers and will raise the completion level.”
Sylvestre experience includes 12 starts for Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union in 2015, while also suiting up for Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2011-2012) and the LA Galaxy (2018). In his 12 appearances for the Union, he recorded five shutouts. In addition to his MLS experience, Sylvestre also started in more than 50 contests for current USL Championship side North Carolina FC between 2015 and 2017.